On Friday, May 19, the world will take to the big screen to see Amandla Stenberg shine once again.

Starring as “Maddy” in her latest highly anticipated film, Everything, Everything, the 18-year-old Hunger Games actress and activist is sure to steal hearts and command tears in what has been described as a touching teen love story.

“What it means to me to be the female lead in this movie is all about the effect that I think it can have on the viewers, which is gonna be a lot of kids,” Stenberg told EBONY. “I think for them to see that diversity and that love in a way that’s not any way bias …I think that’s really powerful.”

Watch Stenberg talk more about her role in Everything, Everything and the women that inspire her in the clip below.